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Week 3 Constitution Declaration of Independence o Classical liberalism is the bases of the Declaration of Independence o Written by Thomas Jefferson John Locke is where Jefferson got the ideas of the Declaration of Independence. o John Locke is a classical liberal (lockean liberalism) o Thomas Hobbes is also a classical liberal Purpose of Locke o To explain how government came into existence o What is the purpose of that government Concepts of Locke o State of Nature what life looked like without government Natural Rights – A right that you have simply because you are a person Life Liberty Property Problem in the state of Nature? Nobody to enforce those rights Inconveniences Dependent upon yourself to keep your rights Hobbes view on state of nature – life sucks then you die All nations live in the state of nature o Who do nations have to defend themselves? Only themselves. The people form a Social Contract o People form a government where it protects the people’s rights. o What of our natural rights were being taken away? Property via taxes without permission Why can the government not take away our rights? o Because we were born with them o Inconvenience us Articles of Confederation: o Goals of founding fathers have: Self Government – Power to the people Limited government
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PLSC 112 taught by Professor Sidlow during the Winter '08 term at Eastern Michigan University.

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